David Cuthbert, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

David Cuthbert

Belfast BT15 English
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David Cuthbert, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

David Cuthbert

Belfast BT15 English
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About Me

I am trained as a Systemic Psychotherapist, and specialise in working with relationship difficulties, whether at home or the workplace. I can work with individuals, couples or families. Sometimes relationship difficulties can lead to alcohol or drug problems as a way of managing life. As a Therapist I believe that everyone has the ability to discover the solutions they need to change their life's direction. It is my job to journey with you; to help you reflect; to ask those questions that might offer alternative views; and to help you discover new and different ways of managing those things that bring you distress.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

For over 20 years I have worked with people who have what is described as 'addiction problems'. These can range from different substances whether legal, illegal or prescribed, as well as a range of other addictive behaviours which can begin to control a persons life. I believe these can begin as a solution to other difficulties i.e. anxiety, stress, loneliness, loss, trauma etc... before they become a problem in themselves. What I have discovered it is often these are the difficulties that we need to talk about and explored and alternative solutions. Often 'addiction' therapists only focus on tackling the addiction as a problem of the persons own making, and thus add to the stigma often suffered by those who have sought comfort in a substance.
My work has given me a lot of experience in working with mental health and how in an harsh individualistic and success driven world our mental health has suffered drastically. Increasing pressure from expectations all around us has led to a disconnect from family, friends and even ourselves, leading to a number of mental health issues. Trauma too can lead to a disconnect from others and self. I will explore with you ways of beginning to reconnect with self and build those helpful connections with others.
I have worked with a range of couples and families from different backgrounds, sexuality and ethnicity etc... As a systemic psychotherapist this is my passion. To work with people who are seeking to explore and understand their relationships so they can make good decisions for themselves. We don't apportion blame, or take sides, but rather enable the couple or family to discover together their own solutions. Sometimes it only takes small shifts in how we understand and respond to each other, other times it may be more complex. Whatever, we will adapt the sessions to fit your need.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist
  • Systemic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Addiction

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Belfast Office

2-4 Henry Place
Clifton Street
Belfast BT15 2BB

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UKCP College

  • College of Family Couple and Systemic Psychotherapy (CFCSP)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.
David Cuthbert

David Cuthbert

Belfast BT15

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